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Ceasefire violation by Pak along LoC

india Updated: Sep 21, 2008 15:03 IST

In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts along the Line of Control for over five hours in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, army officials said here.

"The Pakistan troops violated ceasefire and opened small arms firing on Indian posts along the LoC in Tarkundi forward areas in Poonch district from 1100 hours to 1600 hours on Saturday," a senior army officer told PTI.

"After the November 2003 ceasefire came into force, this is the first major violation of the truce," he said.

Pakistani troops also targeted Indian posts last night and there was intermittent firing this morning also, the official said.

But there was no loss of life or injury to any one in the firing from across LoC, he said, adding that Indian troops guarding the LoC also fired a few rounds.

The aim of the cross-border firing is to push in armed militants into Jammu and Kashmir, he said.